Climbs 207
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 707m a.s.l
Faces N

A summer evening beneath Cloggy © Nicholas Livesey

Crag features

Called "the best crag in the world" by Leo Houlding, Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy) deserves a special place in the history of Welsh climbing. It has all-time classics in just about every grade, and is home to famed routes such as Indian Face and Master's Wall. Very long (up to 300m+), mostly serious, routes in an alpine setting. Some loose rock - an integral part in the Cloggy climbing experience.

Approach notes

Drive to Llanberis and go up the narrow road opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel. Park somewhere here - parking is no longer available at Hafodty Newidd as the farmer padlocks the gates. (Thanks for info, Bob Wightman.) You can drive past the Youth Hostel (turn up past the Spar shop) and park in small laybys after the tarmac. Don't block access. A path leads from this track, Bwlch Maesgwm, across the valley to just before Hafodty Newidd.
>From Haftoy Newydd walk up the railway and the track until well past Half Way House, and where the track steepens, keep right along the miner's track which leads to the old copper mines, and continues as a small path contouring the cliff.Halfway House is now open for refreshments - though sadly not home-made lemonade.

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North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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North Wales Classics

A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Far Far East Buttress 
2Boomerang Gully
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II 1
3Boomerang Gully Direct
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IV * 
4Boomerang Left-hand
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E2 5b *1
5Boomerang
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E1 5b *1
6Soledad Brother
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E1 5b  
7Little Eastern
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VS 4c  
8Bywynog Chimney
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E1 5b 1
9Brwynog Chimney
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V * 
10The Arete Start
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IV  
11The Key
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E3 5c 1
12Sinistra
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E3 5b  
13Woubits Left-hand
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E3 6a *3
14Archaeopteryx
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E5 6b * 
15Woubits
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E2 5b **30
16Hazy Days
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E4 6a **1
17The Mostest
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E2 5c **31
18Luaka
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E4 6a * 
19Naddyn Ddu
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E2 5c  
20The Far East Girdle
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E3 5c  
21The Sceptre
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E1 5c *3
22The Orb
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VS 4c *1
23The Bauble
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VS 4c  
24Slurp
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HVS 5a * 
25The Republican
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HVS 5a  
26Silver Machine
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VIII ** 
27Rumpelstiltskin
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E2 5c  
28Mostest Direct Start
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E3 5c  
29Mostest Direct Start
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VI  
30Chicane
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E2 5b  
31Stomach TraverseE2 5a  
32Jublilee Climb
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S * 
33Jubilee Climb
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V ***6
34Route 68
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HVS 4c  
35Land of Hope and Glory
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E2 5c * 
36GormodE2 5b *1
37Human Touch
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E4 6a *1
38Little Krapper
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E3 5c *5
39Feeding Shmae
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E4 6a **1
40Camus
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S 1
41Camus
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V *2
42East Gully
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VD *5
43East Gully
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IV **1
 The Pinnacle 
45Beanland's
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HVS 5a  
46East Gully Wall
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E1 5c 5
47Death and The Maiden
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E3 5c *1
48ShrikeE2 5c ***303
49The Rumour
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E2 5b  
50East Gully Groove
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HVS 5b 19
51The AxeE4 6a ***212
52Moonlight Shadow
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E4 6a  
53The Croak
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E1 5b  
54Easy Rider
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HVS 5a *3
55GargoyleHVS 5a 5
56Aries
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HVS 4c *7
57Margins of the Mind
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E7 6c ***1
58It Will Be Alright on the Night
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E7 6b **3
59Psycho KIller
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E6 6b **1
60OctoE1 5b **103
61The Hand TraverseE2 5c **47
62Authentic DesireE7 6b **6
63Shaft of a Dead Man
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E7 6b ***1
64Fecundity Ridge
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E7 6b ** 
65Desperate Straights
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E4 6a  
66Pinnacle AreteE2 5b **72
67Taurus
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E4 5c 4
68Spillikin
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E1 5b *7
69Vanishing Giraffes
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E4 5c  
70Guinevere
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E2 5b 2
71Pinnacle Flake
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E2 5b *22
72The Spire
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E3 5b 3
73The Spire Direct
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E4 5c **3
74Virgo
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E4 6a  
75Direct Finish to the East Buttress
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HS 4b **13
76The Pinnacle Girdle
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E3 5c ***4
 The East Buttress 
78Sunset CrackVS 5a *39
79LlithrigE1 5c ***252
80SerthE2 5c **24
81Serth DirectE3 6a **2
82The Leech
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E4 5c **7
83Opening Bid
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E5 6b *2
84PistoleroE5 6b ***5
85Capricorn
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E2 5c **13
86Pigott's ClimbHVS 5a **111
87Wall Variations
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E2 5b 1
88Trapeze
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E5 6a *2
89The Sweeper
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E2 5c *7
90Chimney Route
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VS 4c *23
91DiglyphHVS 5b *21
92DaurigolE3 6a **30
93Dinas in the OvenE7 6b ** 
94Cathedral Graffiti
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E7 6b * 
95Great WallE4 6a ***351
96Face Mecca
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E9 6c *** 
97Womb BitsE5 6b ***22
98A Midsummer Night's DreamE6 6a ***25
99West Indian Face
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E8 6b *1
100Spreadeagle
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E4 5c *3
101The Indian FaceE9 6c ***6
102Master's Wall
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E7 6b * 
103The Rite of SpringE7 6b *** 
104The Arete Finish
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E4 5c *6
105The Banyan Tree
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E6 6b * 
106Blancmange Sandwich
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E4 6a *1
107Jelly RollE2 5b ***146
108NovemberE3 5c ***68
109VemberE1 5b ***185
110Medi
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E5 6a 3
111Curving CrackVS 4c **300
112Curving Arete
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E4 5c *11
113The TroachE2 5b ***235
114Purr-Spire Direct
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E6 6b ***3
115The Purr-Spire
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E5 6a **4
116Pedestal CrackHVS 5a **132
117The Organ Flagellator
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E4 5c *1
118ScorpioE2 5b **70
119SilhouetteE2 5c ***145
120The CornerHVS 5b ***198
121Bold Man, Big Willie
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E4 6a * 
122The Shadow
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E3 5c *7
123Mordor
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E4 6a **26
124Terrace Crack
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VS 4c 10
125The East Buttress Girdle
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HVS 5a 3
126Rupert Road
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E6 6b * 
127Eastern Terrace
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M **51
128Eastern Terrace
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I/II **8
129Eastern Terrace w/ Direct Start
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IV **1
 Middle Rock 
131MoonshineHVS 5a  
132Birthday Crack
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HVS 5a *3
133Bridge Groove
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E1 5a 2
134Arete Alternative
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E1 5b  
 The West Buttress 
136Prominus
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E1 5a  
137Adam's Rib
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VS 4b 1
138East Wall Climb
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VD 1
139Illegal Eagle
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E3 5b  
140Flintstone Wall
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E1 5a  
141Left EdgeE1 5a *36
142The BoulderE1 5a ***108
143Gemini
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E4 5c **2
144The BoldestE4 5c ***65
145The Boulderer
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E5 5c *2
146The Black CleftE2 5c **7
147The Black CleftVII ***6
148Longland's ClimbVS 4c **331
149SheafVS 4c **135
150Gecko Groove
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E3 5b 12
151Narrow Slab
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HVS 4c *18
152Bow-shaped Slab
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HVS 5a *25
153West Buttress EliminateE3 5c ***91
154White SlabE2 5c ***406
155Sheaf Direct
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E3 5c 4
156The Arrow
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E3 5b 1
157Bow Right-hand
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E3 5c *8
158Great Slab
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VS 4c ***330
159Great SlabVS 4c ***6
160Great - Bow CombinationHVS 5a ***403
161QuiverE5 6a * 
162Moss Groove
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HVS 4c 5
163Central Rib
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VS 4c 4
164Syth
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E2 5c 2
165Going Straight
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E2 5c * 
166Western Terrace
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II 10
167Hidden Treasure
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E4 5c **1
168MyneddE3 5b  
169Lampard's Entry
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E2 5b 1
170SpartacusE2 5b  
171Slanting Slab
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E4 6a *30
172GaelE2 5b  
173FibrinE2 5b  
174BloodlustE2 5b  
175Thrombin
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E3 5b 1
176Red Slab
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VII ***1
177Bloody SlabE3 5b **34
178Grovel
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E2 5c 1
179Syncope
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E5 6a 1
180Haemaglobin
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E3 5c *1
181Diwedd GrooveE2 5c 1
182The Leastest
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E1 5a 3
183The West Buttress Girdle
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HVS 5a *2
184The New GirdleE3 5c  
185Giant's Trod
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D 1
186West End IcefallIV ** 
 The Steep Band 
188Metamorphosis
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VS 4c  
189Beano
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E4 6a 2
190The Steep Band
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HVS 5a *2
191Apollo
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E4 5c  
192Head for Heights
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E5 6b **1
193A Fistful of Pockets
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E3 5c * 
194Clog Dancing
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E2 5c * 
 The Far West Buttress 
196The Far Out West Shuffle
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VS 5b  
197Farfallino
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E2 5b **1
198Slanting ChimneyVS 4c * 
199Slanting Groove
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E1 5b * 
200Wapentake
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VS 4b  
201Primitive Route
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VD **45
202Slab Climb Left-hand
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S *7
203Slab Climb Right-handHS 4b **122
204Deep Chimney
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VD **2
205The Riddler
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E5 6b ** 
206Sea of Cloud
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VS 4c 3
207Road of Ghosts
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VS 4c  
208Sun Dance
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VS 4b  
209Trick of the Light
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E4 5c * 
210White Rose GarlandHS  
211Seated StartE5 6b,6a  
212The Ice-fallIII 4,3 *6
213Tormented EjaculationE8 7a  

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